2021-2022 Welcome Letter from the Chancellor
Welcome to the 2021–2022 school year—our long-awaited homecoming!
Welcome to the 2021–2022 school year—our long-awaited homecoming!
September 10, 2021
We can’t wait to welcome New York City students back to the classroom on the first day of school:
Monday, September 13. Please see below for important information about the upcoming 2021-22
school year–and visit our Back to School Checklist for Families (schools.nyc.gov/checklist) for
additional suggestions on how you and your children can prepare for that special day!
Required forms for the 2021-22 school year has been posted via the DOE website (translated in multiple languages) In order for your child to have a 504-accommodation plan in place for the first day of school in September, all forms must be completed prior to June 25
PTA Vaccine Drive The MS 172 PTA will receive a $100 incentive for every person who gets vaccinated at a city-run site because of your referral. All funds from this initiative will be used for school programs such as our after-school clubs, sports teams, academic intervention services, school dances, and much more. Please view the flyer attached.
We are excited to welcome your student back to school buildings on Monday, September 13, 2021! We know nothing is better for student learning than being face-to-face in a classroom with a dedicated and caring educator—and our teachers, principals, and school staff cannot wait to welcome you back to an exciting year of learning, connecting, and creating community.
As we prepare for your child’s return, we would like to share information about the gold standard health and safety precautions that will be in place at New York City’s schools to support a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all. Many of these measures were the ones that made our buildings among the safest places to be during the pandemic, and that helped us to end last school year with a 0.03% COVID-19 positivity rate. This guide also includes tips for families as you prepare your child for returning to school this fall.
We’re committed to continuing and enhancing our health and safety measures to ensure that we are doing all we can to create conditions in our buildings and classrooms that keep our students safe. Our efforts, including our vaccination mandate for all staff, are important measures that we are taking to keep our track record of low positivity rates and transmission in our schools.
We look forward to kicking off this “Year of Homecoming” and partnering with you throughout the year to make sure your child has the best learning experience – one where they feel welcomed, affirmed, and excited about learning and all the possibilities before them.
New York City Department of Education
Community Conversation Regarding School Reopening with Dr. Paul DeSimone, IA Principal and our MS 172 Assistant Principals
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Good Morning Middle School 172 Family,
Please see the letter from our Chancellor regarding School Reopening in September.
As more information comes out, in partnership with our PTA, we will host Community Conversations to support our families with any questions they may have. Please be on the lookout for the event flyers.
Dear Families and Students of Irwin Altman Middle School 172:
We would like to welcome your family to Irwin Altman Middle School 172 for the 2021-2022 school year! As we transition back fully to in person learning, we would like to provide a list of elective summer enrichment activities for your child to engage in during the months of July and August.
In ELA and social studies, a choice board of activities has been provided to promote various reading and writing skills, as well as allow the ELA and social studies teachers an opportunity to get to know your child. Please see the choice board below and have your child click on the school website to access each activity and download their one activity to share with their class in September.
In math, a short suggestion of various types of formal grade-level math problems have been provided for students to practice fundamental mathematical skills / topics and explore real-world connections to the practical use of mathematics. Students can practice 2-3 problems a week to keep their numeracy and problem-solving skills sharp for September. Your child can find the activities on the school website.
In science, students have been provided links to various resources with hands-on science activities. Students can choose one activity per week to keep their science skills sharp. Students can download a copy of the science activity PowerPoint template to record each step. Save the template with the name of the activity. You can share your slides with your class in September. Your child can find the activities on the school website. Finally, we are excited to share that there is also social emotional learning (SEL) enrichment activities to support your child with being better equipped to manage daily challenges, build positive relationships, and make informed decisions. Please see the SEL box below and have your child click on the school website to access / explore the activities and select the at least one of the weekly activities to complete for September.
Thank you and we look forward to connecting with our entire school community this September!
Your Irwin Altman Middle School Teachers
Go to Student Account Self Service https://idm.nycenet.edu/students/start.form
1. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.)
2. Enter your birthday.
3. Click Continue.
If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.
If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
1. Pick a password that only you will know.
2. Re-enter your password.
3. Click Update Password
The student self-service password reset tool is up and running again. It was updated to make it safer and more secure. The link is: https://selfservice.schools.nyc/ And user directions are available on the DOE Student Accounts page on the DOE website.
A new app, called Learn at Home, is now available on all DOE-issued iPads. The Learn at Home app is helpful in supporting students’ remote-learning needs—giving parents, students, and staff the ability to stay connected and informed through quick access to student accounts, other learning apps and technical support.
The app provides students with links to all the tools they need to attend class, complete assignments, and track their progress. The Learn at Home app features include:
· Student apps in one place;
· Easy access to schedules and homework;
· Easy-to-find links to DOE tech support;
· Additional learning resources by grade level; and
· A notification system for DOE news and information.
Note that the Learn at Home app is only available on DOE-issued iPads at this time. Please encourage your students to access the app on their DOE-issued iPads. Students who enabled app notifications on their devices can receive updates about DOE news and information.
For questions, email LearnAtHome@schools.nyc.gov.
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*You can also connect with your teachers and staff using the Staff Directory.